Coroner identifies woman found dead in vacant near east side home

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Picture of home where Yolanda Williams was found dead on Septemeber 1, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police are investigating a homicide on the near east side after a woman was found dead in an abandoned home.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue around 8 a.m. Thursday morning on a report of a body at a vacant house.

When officers arrived, they found an unidentified female suffering from apparent signs of trauma. EMS personnel arrived and pronounced the female deceased.

Homicide detectives, crime lab and a coroner were called to the scene.

Police say workers at the house found the female victim and called police.

The woman was later identified as Yolanda Williams, 38, of Indianapolis.

Anyone with information is asked to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS or 8477.

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